By Jude Summerfield and Graeme Bailey
Contract extensions for defender William Saliba and winger Reiss Nelson are expected to be confirmed by Arsenal this week. 90 minutes he understands.
The gunners agreed a new four-year contract with French defender Saliba in early June. His previous contract was set to expire at the end of next season and elite sides across Europe had registered their interest.
Saliba formed an excellent partnership with Gabriel Magalhaes in defense in his first proper season with Arsenal and never pushed for a move away from the Emirates this summer.
The contracts for Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Aaron Ramsdale were recently confirmed and a new deal for Nelson is also being finalised.
The 23-year-old had previously spent time on loan with Hoffenheim and Feyenoord and has played in just six Arsenal matches before the World Cup.
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He scored two goals and assisted three in 11 Premier League substitute appearances last season in total, including a breakthrough off the bench in a 3-2 win over Bournemouth in March.
Extensions for both players will be officially confirmed soon, sources said 90 minutes.
There have already been many changes at Arsenal during the summer transfer window. Granit Xhaka will be leaving soon return to the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen and will be replaced by West Ham and England ace Declan Rice.
Jurrien Timber wants soon abandon Ajax for the Gunners in a move worth £40m, while Kai Havertz has already sealed a move from Stamford Bridge to the Emirates.
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This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Arsenal are set to confirm contract extensions for the first-team duo.